Tommy Bridewell was left to rue a spill in race two at Donington Park as the Milwaukee Yamaha rider's chances of a second podium vanished.

Bridewell, who won his first MCE British Superbike race at Cadwell Park in the previous round, sealed an excellent third place in race one behind Ryuichi Kiyonari and Shane Byrne, but ended the weekend on a disappointing note after coming off at Old Hairpin in race two.

"Race two was disappointing to have a crash, but we are focused on the Showdown now and pushing for podiums again at Assen," said Bridewell,

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"The first race was quite enjoyable as I had been struggling in a few sections of the track all weekend where we just couldn't get it right. I started eighth and got away and I sat there and knew I had to start pushing on.

"The bike started working with me as the race went on and I could see Kiyo and 'Shakey' ahead of me and I knew I had to push hard," he added.

"I bridged the guys and then I couldn't get the gap back but I had fun and just enjoyed it and I wasn't thinking about being in the Showdown or in the top six or anything like that."

Title Fighter Bridewell is fourth in the Showdown standings, three points ahead of Chris Walker and 27 behind Kiyonari.